Manages all aspects of purchasing/supply chain to efficiently and cost-effectively support organizationalbusiness functions. Manages employees and processes involved in material management, purchasing,warehousing, delivery, inventory management, investment recovery, obsolescence recovery, and in-houseprint shop. In accordance with municipality standards, develops and manages BWL policies and proceduresrelated to purchasing in accordance with public procurement standards and ethics. Reports to the ChiefFinancial Officer.
*Oversee the operations and daily activities of the purchasing & warehousing department*Establish and implement purchasing policies, procedures and best practices and monitor compliance of
*Develop and maintain supplier/vendor management program with KPIs (costs/delivery/quality)*Manage employee performance, develop and motivate staff*Communicates with other departments and management to resolve problems and identify opportunities tomanage inventory requirements*Resolves complaints and answers questions about purchasing, inventory, investment recovery services,ethics, and purchasing policies and procedures.*Produce regular reports on purchase commitments, contract renewals and strategy, open RFPs, andrequired reporting per BWL Procurement Policy.*Manage risk relating to contract administration*Balances and reports on all aspects of the supply chain such as price, delivery, quality, lead-time,inventory, customer satisfaction and supplier relationships.*Direct continuous improvement of purchasing processes in line with changing organizational needs andmarket conditions*May be required to serve on-call.*Adheres to safety procedures and processes.*Other duties as assigned.*Required to follow BWL Safety Manual and wear all required personal protective equipment. Attendsall required training for safety awareness.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in supply chain management, engineering, materialmanagement or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; a minimum ofseven years of purchasing, supply chain, and inventory management experience; five years ofleadership experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of: business andmanagement principles involved in strategic planning, leadership techniques, and coordination of peopleand resources; contract negotiations and vendor management; principles and processes including strategicsourcing, inventory management, warehouse management, procurement card program, obsolescencerecovery, customer satisfaction, contract and purchasing law; basic finance, budgeting, accounting andperformance management concepts; and Microsoft software applications, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, andPower Point.Preferred: Knowledge of SAP or ERP based purchasing and/or inventory systems; current professionalcertification such as CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager), APICS (American Production and InventoryControl Society), or (CPPO (Certified Public Purchasing Officer); utility experience; understanding of publicprocurement standards.